Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) recently announced that it is now administering Valley State’s Prison Educational Partnership Program (PEPP). Currently, seven colleges and nonprofits offer the program in Mississippi however Mississippi Valley State University is the first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to offer the program. The initiative is a part of the Second Chance Pell […]
The Federal Reserve Bank says that one in three students go into debt to achieve a college education and that the average student loan was $38,792, which was a record high, in 2020. In November 2021, the group owed $1.58 trillion in loans. A recent study shows that black students continue to incur more debt […]
Nick Cannon is helping eliminate the student-loan debt of several HBCU students once they graduate from their respective schools. During a recent episode of The Nick Cannon Show, the Cannon announced that he’s joining forces with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the United Negro College Fund to ensure that all of the students enter […]
John Wilson, President, Morehouse College, says he doesn’t know if Trump’s HBCU executive order will make an impact.
Hampton University President William Harvey slams BET's drama 'The Quad.' He sends a strongly-worded letter to the network's president.
Super Bowl LI was full of highlights, but one of the most memorable for HBCU grads, happened before the game even started. Pre-game, the NFL took time to honor Pro Football Hall of Famers from historically black colleges and universities. Among those celebrated included, Michael Strahan, the late Walter Payton, and Jerry Rice. Check out […]
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is in the Queen City today. The former Secretary of State will speak at Johnson C. Smith University’s Brayboy Gymnasium at noon. Doors open at 10 a.m. Later today Clinton will attend a fundraiser at the Myers Park home of Robert and Anne Stolz. Clinton says she will continue the […]
Cheryl Harris, who is an Allstate Education Sponsor, tells Erica Campbell and GRIFF all about the “Quotes for Education Program.” The program encourages people to support alumnus and others who care about HBCUs to help keep students entering and graduating, by securing scholarship money to help them do so. Cheryl explains that Allstate has […]
The last week has not been a pleasant one for gossip daytime talk show host Wendy Williams, and today she had to deal with the aftermath of her inflammatory and controversial statements regarding her opinion on HBCUs and the NAACP. NewsOne Now host Roland Martin was one of Wendy Williams’ harshest critics last week when […]
Ivory Toldson is leaving his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs. Deputy Undersecretary of Education Kim Hunter Reed will serve as acting executive director.
For the first time in 132 years, Morehouse College has thee valedictorians. Each graduate earned a perfect 4.0 GPA, and one of them is White.